Throughout its history Loughborough University has built upon its distinctive characteristics. Today it is one of the country’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.
Academic schools and departments
As a university we are renowned for the relevance of our research. Our results help business and industry to compete more effectively, shape public policy and ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives.
Our research strengths span the arts, humanities, social sciences, sport, science, design, engineering and mathematics.
We are proud that the results of the Research Exercise Framework 2021, published in 2022, show that 91% of our research was world-leading or internationally excellent.
Loughborough University's skills, guidance, placements and employment support is highly regarded by both students and employers.
Our experienced teams provide a wide range of services and support to students, graduates, employers and staff.
Our dedicated staff help our students to:
The welfare of our students is very important to us and we offer a range of welfare and academic services, including our Counselling Service, Disability Office and Mental Health Support Team, International Student Advice and Support Service, Centre for Faith and Spirituality and medical facilities.
Support is available via our Academic Language Support Service, which offers skills workshops, courses and online resources to help improve your academic English language skills; Careers Network; Mathematics Learning Support Centre; and IT Services.
We know how important it is to have a safe and secure place to live and study. Our Accommodation Team is dedicated to helping students to finding a place, whether on or off campus. There are two postgraduate halls on campus and one close by, and we also offer advice on finding accommodation off campus.
The University Library provides a range of services to support you, including an inter-library loan services, access to over 100 databases and 30,000 electronic journals, flexible study spaces and free training opportunities. There is 24/7 access during revision and exam periods.
Our services include software tools, online learning and teaching facilities, and access to the internet and email. We also have open access computer suites across campus, which are usually available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most IT facilities are available 24 hours a day.
The University has an on-campus medical centre which provides a range of GP and nurse appointments. Lifestyle checks and advice on all health-related issues are also available on a completely confidential basis.
Between them, our Loughborough and London campuses are home to more than 18,500 students from over 145 different countries.
Our superb 440-acre Loughborough campus is located in the heart of the country with excellent national and international travel links. Green spaces, world-class sports venues and excellent academic facilities combine to make our campus a safe, welcoming place with a real sense of community.
Based on Queen Elizabeth Park, our dedicated postgraduate campus in London is home to seven institutes and brings together influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators
We are proud to have been voted University of the Year for Sport (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022), but our constant focus is on ensuring every student and member of staff has the opportunity to get involved, regardless of ability or interest.
Whether you want to try something new or are dedicated to your chosen sport, there are always lots of opportunities to get involved.
It’s your passion and ambition that creates the atmosphere of determination on campus and contributes to our renowned student experience. We hope you enjoy being part of sport at Loughborough.
Loughborough Students’ Union has over 100 societies offering the chance to meet like-minded people from across the world and get involved in everything from arts to video gaming. There are also over 55 sports clubs in the Athletic Union.
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